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Re: Which MIPS kernel is good to start up? linux-mips.org or Montavista?

To: colin <colin@realtek.com.tw>
Subject: Re: Which MIPS kernel is good to start up? linux-mips.org or Montavista?
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@linux-mips.org>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 05:14:30 +0200
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On Tue, Oct 26, 2004 at 03:08:34PM +0800, colin wrote:

> Hi all,
> We want to begin to put Linux to our new board with 4KEc CPU.
> Is it better to start porting from Montavista's Kernel, or from the one of
> linux-mips.org?
> I phoned the sales of Montavista and he told me the difference of these 2
> kernels are little, but their kernels have been tested a lot for stability.

A kernel isn't everything you'd get from Montavista; the comparison of
a site that's primarily geared towards development and a company that
is selling is probably not appropriate ...

> Naturally, we would like to choose the kernel version above 2.6.

The time where choosing 2.4 for new project still did make sense is over.

  Ralf

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